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Has Anyone wondered What God's Will for them is?

Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:54 am +0000

You can do God’s Will here on earth if you know what it is. This is for anybody who can’t figure out what God want’s them to do either Day by Day or over time.

Being preplexed by this and after praying to God for some time. I don’t know if it was six months or a couple of years but somewhere in that time frame. God gave me an answer.
My Son taught you what My will is by what He taught and the WAY He lived his life. If you want to know what my will is for you, pay attention to what he taught and live how he lived.
I also showed humankind what my will is many times through the prophets, and Human kind continually forgets what I taught them. Look in the Bible and follow my Son’s teachings and you can live your life according to MY Will.

I felt so stupid that I never thought of that before. Here I am earnestly praying to God to show me his will and It’s been right in front of me my whole life and I haven’t seen it. Then I realize He’s been showing us how to live by his will for thousands of years and we still don’t get it yet.
I was thinking He was going to tell “Do this today” or “Do that today”. Here I am like an idiot waiting for GOD to tell me what to do to live according to his Will Day by Day. Then I come to realize He’s been telling me my whole life even unto my ancestors before I was born, and I still didn’t get it, until after I prayed for him to show me How I can do His Will here on Earth as it is done in Heaven. Man I feel like Homer Simpson when he goes “Dope, Dope, Dope, Dope”.

Now I know what I’m supposed to do. I have to keep praying to Him to give me the Strength and will power to do it. Because Now that I know it. I’m such a weakling and creature of habit, I STILL AM HAVING A HARD TIME DOING SUCH A SIMPLE THING.

Well here are a few things I’ve found in the bible where I found that GOD did tell me how to live according to his will. Now all I have to do is “JUST DO IT”. If any of you can relate to how dense I’ve been, I hope this helps and maybe you've found simular answers in TUB.

God’s Will is:

37 Judge not: and you shall not be judged. Condemn not: and you shall not be condemned. Forgive: and you shall be forgiven.
38 Give: and it shall be given to you: good measure and pressed down and shaken together and running over shall they give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you shall mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.

25 And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him and saying, Master, what must I do to possess eternal life?
26 But he said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou?
27 He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with all thy strength and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said to him: Thou hast answered right. This do: and thou shalt live.

46 And there entered a thought into them, which of them should be greater.
47 But Jesus seeing the thoughts of their hearts, took a child and set him by him,
48 And said to them: Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me. For he that is the lesser among you all, he is the greater.

43 But it is not so among you: but whosoever will be greater shall be your minister.
44 And whosoever will be first among you shall be the servant of all.

28 And there came one of the scribes that had heard them reasoning together, and seeing that he had answered them well, asked him which was the first commandment of all.
29 And Jesus answered him: The first commandment of all is, Hear, O Israel: the Lord thy God is one God.
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with thy whole mind and with thy whole strength. This is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like to it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said to him: Well, Master, thou hast said in truth that there is one God and there is no other besides him.
33 And that he should be loved with the whole heart and with the whole understanding and with the whole soul and with the whole strength. And to love one's neighbour as one's self is a greater thing than all holocausts and sacrifices.
34 And Jesus seeing that he had answered wisely, said to him: Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

31 When he therefore was gone out, Jesus said: Now is the Son of man glorified; and God is glorified in him.
32 If God be glorified in him, God also will glorify him in himself: and immediately will he glorify him.
33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me. And as I said to the Jews: Whither I go you cannot come; so I say to you now.
34 A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.

40 And this is the will of my Father that sent me: that every one who seeth the Son and believeth in him may have life everlasting. And I will raise him up in the last day.

6 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
7 Thou shalt not have strange gods in my sight.
8 Thou shalt not make to thy self a graven thing, nor the likeness of any things, that are in heaven above, or that are in the earth beneath, or that abide in the waters under the earth.
9 Thou shalt not adore them, and thou shalt not serve them. For I am the Lord thy God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon their children unto the third and fourth generation, to them that hate me,
10 And shewing mercy unto many thousands, to them that love me, and keep my commandments.
11 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for he shall not be unpunished that taketh his name upon a vain thing.
12 Observe the day of the sabbath, to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.
13 Six days shalt thou labour, and shalt do all thy works.
14 The seventh is the day of the sabbath, that is, the rest of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not do any work therein, thou nor thy son nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant nor thy maidservant, nor thy ox, nor thy ass, nor any of thy beasts, nor the stranger that is within thy gates: that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest, even as thyself.
15 Remember that thou also didst serve in Egypt, and the Lord thy God brought thee out from thence with a strong hand, and a stretched out arm. Therefore hath he commanded thee that thou shouldst observe the sabbath day.
16 Honour thy father and mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, that thou mayst live a long time, and it may be well with thee in the land, which the Lord thy God will give thee.
17 Thou shalt not kill.
18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
19 And thou shalt not steal.
20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
21 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife: nor his house, nor his field, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

4 Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.
5 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength.
6 And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart:
7 And thou shalt tell them to thy children, and thou shalt meditate upon them sitting in thy house, and walking on thy journey, sleeping and rising.
8 And thou shalt bind them as a sign on thy hand, and they shall be and shall move between thy eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them in the entry, and on the doors of thy house.

9 And thou shalt know that the Lord thy God, he is a strong and faithful God, keeping his covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments, unto a thousand generations:

18 He doth judgment to the fatherless and the widow, loveth the stranger, and giveth him food and raiment.
19 And do you therefore love strangers, because you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.

18 Lay up these words in your hearts and minds, and hang them for a sign on your hands, and place them between your eyes.
19 Teach your children that they meditate on them, when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest on the way, and when thou liest down and risest up.
20 Thou shalt write them upon the posts and the doors of thy house:

6 The Lord thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed: that thou mayst love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, that thou mayst live.

10 Yet so if thou hear the voice of the Lord thy God, and keep his precepts and ceremonies, which are written in this law: and return to the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
11 This commandment, that I command thee this day is not above thee, nor far off from thee:
12 Nor is it in heaven, that thou shouldst say: Which of us can go up to heaven to bring it unto us, and we may hear and fulfil it in work?
13 Nor is it beyond the sea: that thou mayst excuse thyself, and say: Which of us can cross the sea, and bring it unto us: that we may hear, and do that which is commanded?
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart, that thou mayst do it.
15 Consider that I have set before thee this day life and good, and on the other hand death and evil:
16 That thou mayst love the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways, and keep his commandments and ceremonies and judgments, and bless thee in the land, which thou shalt go in to possess.

5 Yet so that you observe attentively, and in work fulfil the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you: that you love the Lord your God, and walk in all his ways, and keep all his commandments, and cleave to him, and serve him with all your heart, and with all your soul. (DRV)

Is:61: 1-3
1 The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up.
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God: to comfort all that mourn:
3 To appoint to the mourners of Sion, and to give them a crown for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a garment of praise for the spirit of grief: and they shall be called in it the mighty ones of justice, the planting of the Lord to glorify him.

Is:61: 8
8 For I am the Lord that love judgment, and hate robbery in a holocaust: and I will make their work in truth, and I will make a perpetual covenant with them.

Is:61: 10
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation: and with the robe of justice he hath covered me, as a bridegroom decked with a crown, and as a bride adorned with her jewels.

Mi:6: 8
8 I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.

Zec:8: 16-17
16 These then are the things, which you shall do: Speak ye truth every one to his neighbour; judge ye truth and judgment of peace in your gates.
17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his friend: and love not a false oath: for all these are the things that I hate, saith the Lord.

14 Seek ye good, and not evil, that you may live: and the Lord the God of hosts will be with you, as you have said.
15 Hate evil, and love good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be the Lord the God of hosts may have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.

NOW, LET'S JUST DO IT! :smile:
Last edited by Joer on Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:43 am +0000, edited 3 times in total.

good point

Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:49 am +0000

Good point, Joer.

On occasion, I will say to my wife, "It is God's Will that I go to a movie,
and have some popcorn." She will respond, "The Lord would prefer you cut the front lawn first. It looks ungodly!"

My mental meandering has occasionally gone off into such silliness -
as tho the Lord was concerned about how much peanut butter I was using for a sandwich. Then - what about my own responsiblity re 'decision-making ?'

The simplest way for me to get over this silliness is to ask,"why did God create the dinosaurs - who roamed the earth 100+ million yrs - and then allow them to disappear?" And "Why did the Lord use over a billion of years of time and evolution for us to get to today??"

The blessed UB may be our best source for grasping a tiny bit of God's Majesty, His Plan, and to understand we play a part - but we ain't gonna grasp Him, His entire Vision, His Will - except for the Writings you brought out.


Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:34 pm +0000

I like your reply Fatboy2! LOL It gave me a smile I still have as I write. I like the popcorn and movie idea. Mowing the lawn makes me laugh even more. What we should do vs. what we wanna do.
but we ain't gonna grasp Him

Not after our experience here. But after that final embrace maybe a billion years from now we'll have a much better idea of what God's about. I'm looking forward to it.
P.558 - §2 In traversing the ascending scale of living existence from mortal man to the Deity embrace, you actually live the very life of every possible phase and stage of perfected creature existence within the limits of the present universe age. From mortal man to Paradise finaliter embraces all that now can be--encompasses everything presently possible to the living orders of intelligent, perfected finite creature beings.

God Bless you FB2 and your wife and family also.
God be with you! :smile:

Has anyone wondered What God's Will for them is?

Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:10 pm +0000

Howdy Joer,

This is proably one of the deepest quests that I have-finding the Will of God in my daily life. I like your quotes from the Bible and I offer this from the UB.
The Life Of Jesus-paper 196, page 2092-

Jesus founded the religion of personal experience in doing the will of God and serving the human brotherhood.

In the bestowal of Jesus these two concepts were potential in his divine-human life, and it is indeed a pity that his followers failed to create a unified religion which might have given proper recognition to both the human and the divine natures of the Master as they were inseparably bound up in his earth life adn so gloriously set forth in the original gospel of the kingdom.

But the greates mistake was made in that, while the human Jesus was recognized as having a religion, the divine Jesus (Christ) almost overnight became a religion.

page 2090-

To "follow Jesus" means to personally share his religious faith and to enter into the spirit of the Master's life of unselfish service of man.

One of the most improtant things in human living is to find out what Jesus believed, to discover his ideals, and to strive for the achievement of his exalted life purpose..

Of all human knowledge, that which is of greatest value is to know the religious life of Jesus and how he lived it.

The UB seems to be stating that in order to do the "Will of God" we must first know the "Will of the Son" then "Live His Religion". First we must love God whom we haven't seen (except through faith in the Son) then we must love each other whom we have seen. The second part is where most of us have trouble, at least I know I do.

The Bible and the UB both tells us that Jesus "went about doing good". There is a great clue in this statement :!: I catch myself too often wanting to do something grand and big, something that other men/women can heap praises and regnition upon me for this glorious act.

In reality it is the simple things that matter the most. A smile, A thank you, a kind deed nobody knows about, a soft word of encourgament to someone who is down, a silent prayer for a person in need or pain.

I have been told that the true meaning of Character is this-True Character is not what you do when others are watching but what you do when they are not watching :idea:
WLM 8)

Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:29 pm +0000

Thank You WLM, That was perfect. I remember that. Rereading the quotes from the UB, the effect it had on my life when I first read it came back to me. I remember reading that and knowing that it was true and what I needed to do in my life.
page 2090-

To "follow Jesus" means to personally share his religious faith and to enter into the spirit of the Master's life of unselfish service of man.

One of the most improtant things in human living is to find out what Jesus believed, to discover his ideals, and to strive for the achievement of his exalted life purpose..

Of all human knowledge, that which is of greatest value is to know the religious life of Jesus and how he lived it.

One of the reasons I was looking into the Bible and praying to GOD to know His Will was because of the impetus given me by those passages in the UB. And now as you give them to me again, it comes back and my understanding is better and I realize yet again GOD's Will and how to know what God's will is for me was revealed to me before but I wasn't ready to understand it.

Thank You WLM. Also thanks for the personal insights on doing His Will.

Has Anyone Wondered What God's Will For Tem Is?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:49 am +0000

Hi Joer,

Thank you for the kind words O:) I find in my life that knowing the "Will of God" is not nearly as hard as doing the "Will of God"

If I could be like Jesus everyday and "go about doing good" then life would be grand. One day at a time, one step at a time, sometimes one moment at a time 8)

Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:32 pm +0000

HIYAH JOER :smile:

Great topic & replies by ...

WLM 8)
& Fatboy2 :mrgreen:

Good Bible verses ...pearls of wisdom .

GOD gave us all the '' right stuff'' our ta, mystery monitor , Spirit of truth .

To do the '' Right things ''...Daily ...being spirit lead each moment .

Like JOER & NIKE says '' JUST DO IT '' :!: :wink:

Yet ... our Father who art in heaven hallowed be they name , thy
kingdom come ''THY WILL BE DONE '' , on earth as it is in heaven .

So the thing is ..GOD ..allready... foreknows what we WILL ..DO! :shock:

Peace Brothers

Faith son ...COOP :mrgreen:

Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:44 pm +0000

Hey CoOP!

You put a :smile: on my face and a :mrgreen: in my heart. God Bless you all! Keep spreading the GOOD Will as you do our GOD's Will! :wink:
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